Washington, DC Interviews

Theatre Life with Racheal and Ryan Nye Theatre Life with Racheal and Ryan Nye
by Elliot Lanes - November 20, 2017, Washington, DC

It's that time of year again folks; it's time for the Kennedy Center's annual production of the holiday perennial ballet The Nutcracker. Rather than present the same production every year, Kennedy Center invites a different company to perform its own take on the Tchaikovsky classic. This year, local... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kolby Kindle Theatre Life with Kolby Kindle
by Elliot Lanes - November 09, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Kolby Kindle is currently living his theatre life on the road in the ensemble of the national tour of the juggernaut hit The Book of Mormon. The show is now playing at the Kennedy Center through November 19th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Robert Richmond Theatre Life with Robert Richmond
by Elliot Lanes - November 08, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Robert Richmond is currently living his theatre life at Folger Theatre as director for Anthony and Cleopatra. The production runs through November 19th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Evan Casey Theatre Life with Evan Casey
by Elliot Lanes - November 03, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Evan Casey is currently living his theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre, his DC theatrical home base in An Act of God. The production runs through November 26.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan Theatre Life with Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan
by Elliot Lanes - November 01, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subjects Britney Coleman and Tim Rogan are currently living their theatre lives at Arena Stage performing in one of the golden age of Broadway's more underrated musicals, The Pajama Game. They are playing the roles of Babe Williams and Sid Sorokin, respectively. The production runs through D... (more...)
Theatre Life with Nellie McKay Theatre Life with Nellie McKay
by Elliot Lanes - October 27, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Nellie McKay is probably best known as a singer and songwriter, but what you may not know is that she has a theatre connection. She has lived her theatre life onstage at Roundabout Theatre Company in The Threepenny Opera as Polly Peachum. That performance won her a Theatre World Awar... (more...)
Theresa Cunningham Channels Truth with Arena Stage's NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN Theresa Cunningham Channels Truth with Arena Stage's NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
by Benjamin Tomchik - October 26, 2017, Washington, DC

Starting November 10, Theresa Cunningham gets to channel the pioneering songstress and make her Arena Stage debut with the East Coast premiere of Nina Simone: Four Women. Before there was Bono or John Lennon, there was Nina Simone and Christina Ham's new play follows her transformation from artist, ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Allen Lee Hughes Theatre Life with Allen Lee Hughes
by Elliot Lanes - October 23, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject, Allen Lee Hughes, is currently living his theater life as lighting designer for Arthur Miller's The Price - his 70thproduction at Arena Stage. The production runs through November 12th in the Kogod Cradle. Mr. Hughes also lit the production also lit the show the last time Arena Stag... (more...)
Theatre Life with Liam Mower Theatre Life with Liam Mower
by Elliot Lanes - October 15, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Liam Mower is currently living his theatre life on tour with esteemed choreographer Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes in the role of Ivan Boleslawsky. The production concludes a week-long engagement today at Kennedy Center's Opera House before continuing on to Charlotte, N... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf Theatre Life with Kimberly Schraf
by Elliot Lanes - October 12, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Kimberly Schraf is currently living her theatre life at Ford's Theatre portraying one of the best known female roles in the American Theatre. Not only does Kimberly give a superb performance as Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, she does so with Craig Wallace as Will... (more...)
Theatre Life with Jack Koenig Theatre Life with Jack Koenig
by Elliot Lanes - October 11, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Jack Koenig is currently living his theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as part of the company of the double bill of The Lover and The Collection by Harold Pinter. The production runs through October 29th at STC's Lansburgh Theatre.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Baakari Wilder Theatre Life with Baakari Wilder
by Elliot Lanes - October 06, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Baakari Wilder will be living his theatre life this Saturday evening onstage at the Kennedy Center as part of LOTUS, a tribute to the art of tap dancing.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Kimberly Gilbert Theatre Life with Kimberly Gilbert
by Elliot Lanes - October 02, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Kimberly Gilbert is currently living her theatre life onstage at one of her local theatrical homes. She portrays the slightly deranged, tux shirt-wearing arsonist Billie Irons in The Arsonists at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The production plays through October 14th.... (more...)
CHATTING WITH THE WILD PARTY CAST AT CONSTELLATION THEATRE  COMPANY CHATTING WITH THE WILD PARTY CAST AT CONSTELLATION THEATRE COMPANY
by Isabella Basco - September 27, 2017, Washington, DC

At the Constellation Theatre, D.C.-based actors Jimmy Mavrikes and Farrell Parker are wowing audiences with their riveting portrayals of flawed lovers, Queenie and Burrs, a vaudevillian clown. Both feel the need to recapture the fire that brought them together, so they decide to throw a party which ... (more...)
Arena Stage's NATIVE GARDENS Hopes to Start a Conversation Arena Stage's NATIVE GARDENS Hopes to Start a Conversation
by Benjamin Tomchik - September 08, 2017, Washington, DC

We have all had them. Whether they were the apartment down the hall that blasted their stereo or the house next door that held parties till the wee small hours of the morning, everyone has had a problem neighbor. And while many a comedy has taken place when the mantra 'good fences makes good neighbo... (more...)
Theatre Life with Paige Hernandez Theatre Life with Paige Hernandez
by Elliot Lanes - September 02, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Paige Hernandez is currently living her theatre life in a variety of ways. Her production company B-Fly Entertainment is going strong with several projects. She just wrote an opera that premiered at Glimmerglass Opera Festival and is now preparing to direct Queens Girl in Africa for ... (more...)
Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn Olivera Theatre Life with Tracy Lynn Olivera
by Elliot Lanes - August 29, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Tracy Lynn Olivera is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre as the stalwart countess Charlotte in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, A Little Night Music. The production runs through October 8th in Signature's Max Theatre.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Erin Weaver Theatre Life with Erin Weaver
by Elliot Lanes - August 01, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Erin Weaver is currently living her theatre life onstage at Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD playing the title role in Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure. The production continues performances now through August 13th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Florence Lacey Theatre Life with Florence Lacey
by Elliot Lanes - August 01, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Florence Lacey is currently living her theatre life at Signature Theatre where she is preparing to start performances of A Little Night Music in the role of Madame Armfeldt. The production runs August 15th through October 8th... (more...)
Theatre Life with Thomas W. Jones II Theatre Life with Thomas W. Jones II
by Elliot Lanes - July 26, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Thomas W. Jones II is currently living his theater life working on several projects at MetroStage in Alexandria, Virginia. This weekend you can see his directorial work with a three-day return engagement of Anne & Emmett. Performances are this Friday, July 28 (8:00 PM) through Sunday... (more...)
Theatre Life with Gerald Steichen Theatre Life with Gerald Steichen
by Elliot Lanes - July 24, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Gerald Steichen is currently living his theater life in the orchestra pit in the Kennedy Center's Opera House as the musical director for the national tour of The King And I. The show is in town through August 20th.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler Theatre Life with Jade Wheeler
by Elliot Lanes - July 20, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Jade Wheeler is currently living her theater life onstage at Arena Stage in the return engagement of The Originalist as Justice Antonin Scalia's clerk Cat. The show has been extended and now runs through August 6th.... (more...)
DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center
by Jamie McGonnigal - July 19, 2017, Washington, DC

20 years after making his Broadway debut in THE KING & I, Jose Llana returns to his hometown of DC to bring the title role to life. I had the chance to chat with the actor, activist, and political junkie about his roles on and offstage.... (more...)
Theatre Life with Mary Gordon Murray Theatre Life with Mary Gordon Murray
by Elliot Lanes - July 18, 2017, Washington, DC

Today's subject Mary Gordon Murray is currently living her theatre life onstage at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater playing Fräulein Schneider in the national tour of Cabaret. The production plays through August 6th.... (more...)
For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be. For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be.
by Elliot Lanes - July 17, 2017, Washington, DC

When arts in education institutions produce musicals, they tend to stick with titles that everyone is likely to recognize. For the past 25 years DC's very own Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts has produced musicals that fall into this category – for example, Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar w... (more...)